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MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 6:00am EDT
, supposed to be a documentary about detroit's come back. funny thing happened on the way to the movie. film makers found something far different. we talk to one of the directors behind this film that got buzz at sun dance. don't miss willie's weekend review. >>> first, bill has a look at the weekend. >> looking nice in a few spots. we always have the trouble areas. get to that in a second. starting with the morning commute, in the heart of it, in areas of new england it is raining on and off. we are getting better in connecticut. new york, massachusetts, sliding into vermont. how does the weekend look. that storm will exit new england. a new storm brewing in the northern great lakes. the rainy weather, texas on the gulf coast this weekend, you are the ones that could get drenched. here is the forecast for the weekend. starting with today, rain develops late day, dallas, san antonio, eventually to houston. gorgeous in northern plains. west coast, enjoy it, beautiful weather for the weekend, you'll be hot in l.a. next weekend, could be in the 100s, be prepared for that. as far as the we
MSNBC
Sep 24, 2012 5:00am EDT
. that means the suburbs are definitely in the 30s. look at detroit, you dropped down to 39d. green bay, 37. chicago, 42. only rainy spot in the country in the inner mountain west. salt lake city has a few showers and idaho. overall, a quiet morning, little chilly. this afternoon will be beautiful. time of year where you have to dress in the layers. get up in the morning with a jacket or long sleeve on, in the afternoon you want short sleeves. once again today, many areas with sunshine. should be a very nice monday. no travel trouble whatsoever. >> thanks. definitely feeling like fall. >>> drivers still feeling the pinch, the elusive iphone 5 and gummy borms instead of corn feed. your first look at business headlines is straight ahead. >>> coming up, controversial ending between the pats and ravens, and the pay dirt at nascar. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. [ male announcer ] if you stash tissues like a squirrel stashes nuts, you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec® liquid gels. nothing starts working faster than zyrtec® at relieving your allergy symptoms for 24
MSNBC
Sep 7, 2012 10:00am EDT
willing to let detroit go bankrupt. i think he saw it the bain way. i mean this sincerely. he saw it in terms of balance sheets and write offs. folks, the bain way may bring your firm the highest profits, but it's not the way to lead our country from the highest office. >> to help us separate fact from fiction is the "the washington post" fact checker. good to see you. good morning. as we did last week with mitt romney's speech we want to remind everybody you don't assign -- joe biden said mitt romney was willing to let detroit go bankrupt. >> there was a headline on an opinion article that romney wrote that used the word bankruptcy let detroit go bankrupt but he was talking about a managed bankruptcy, essentially what the obama administrations ended up doing. however most experts do say that if managed bankruptcy had been tried at the time romney suggested it, it probably wouldn't have worked. >> the vice president attacked mitt romney's tax plan. let me play that. >> governor romney believes it's okay to raise taxes on middle class by $2,000 in order to pay for another, literally a
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 8:00pm EDT
when the state needed him at a critical time. >> when my opponent said we should just let detroit go bankrupt, that would ha meant walking away from an industry that supports one in eight ohio jobs. it supposusinses 82 88o ti so when he said that, i said, no, i'm going to bet on america. i'm betting on american workers. >> ohio's 7.2% unemployment rate is dirtly linked to the auto rescue, the loan. romney's campaign will l to gretetroit go bankrupt," that editorial, that of course he pinned in a detroit newspaper. according to cnn, a longtime gop strategist called obama's advantage on the automobile loan a kick in the blanks for the romney campaign you n fi in bsor se i ink you know what he said. romney is also still struggling to undo the damage done by ads highlighting his record at bain capital. the obama campaign and super pacs flooded the airwaves in tikianimage.s, pushing romney's one particular ad was especially damaging. >> out of the blue one day, we were told to build a 30-foot stage, gathered the guy, and we built that 30-foot stag n knowing what it was for. te a three shi
MSNBC
Sep 1, 2012 5:00am EDT
times"? obama's wrong. let detroit go bankrupt. this was a guy who was using his greatest name-recognition strength to try and take president obama down. that was in april of 2008. >> john, we're going to try to take the onion skin off of some of this. some of them revised history leaving out the inconvenient fact that the republican party spent the past 3 1/2 years refusing any opportunity to compromise with president obama. anyway, for example, ryan put the blame for the country's credit downgrade squarely on the shoulders of president obama. let's listen. >> it began with a perfect aaa credit rating for the united states. it ends with a downgraded america. >> the reason the country's debt rating was downgraded is everyone who watches this program and others on msnbc and read the newspapers know, it had a lot to do with the republican congress playing a dangerous game of chicken over the debt, refusing to compromise. here is what he said about the simpson-bowles debt commission. this is again paul ryan skating around the truth. >> he created a new bipartisan debt commission.
MSNBC
Sep 14, 2012 5:00am EDT
toward or down toward philly may see a chance for showers later tonight at 1:00 or 2:00. detroit you are getting showers for your morning commute. not big time heavy rain, but enough to get the windshield wipers on. there are breaks in the showers as you channel back toward the west. we'll likely see it fill in across the state of ohio. daytime heating will help get the showers going. the on shore flow on the east coast. we'll talk about a few other showers and the temperatures you can expect when you step out the door. >> thank you. >>> stimulus and wall street. the creative motion frowned upon by police. your look at business headlines is straight ahead. >>> the packers get back on track. no news is bad news for the nhl. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. up. a short word that's a tall order. up your game. up the ante. and if you stumble, you get back up. up isn't easy, and we ought to know. we're in the business of up. everyday delta flies a quarter of million people while investing billions improving everything from booking to baggage claim. we're raising the bar on flying an
MSNBC
Sep 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
cities like detroit. when you abandon detroit, you abandon cities like toledo and ohio. so i think the people of ohio are confused about obama. they don't really believe in the yes, we can. some of them are feeling that they're still struggling, but there's a general feeling that obama backed the auto industry, therefore, cared about their cities and the republicans don't, and that may be how he wins ohio on that auto issue. >> jennifer granholm got it right, chris. >> what? what did she say? >> i said governor granholm got it right in her speech when she talked about the fact that what barack obama did for the auto industry wasn't just michigan, it was ohio, pennsylvania, virginia, north carolina, so many other states benefited where our manufacturers manufacture component parts. >> okay. great. that's so important. thank you, governor ed rendell, thank you doug brinkley. good luck with the book. >>> coming up, you listen very carefully and the sound you hear is the republican gnashing of teeth. they think mitt romney is losing what they consider a winnable election. maybe it would he
MSNBC
Sep 4, 2012 4:00am EDT
bailout working when mitt romney said detroit should go bankrupt. you're going to hear about ending the war in iraq. he's going to say that thing about every american getting a fair shot and every american doing our fair share and everybody playing by the same rules. i mean, if you are a fan, a fan enough to go to a speech like this, you likely know what you are going to hear in broad strokes. but today -- today on the campaign trail, there was this moment in ohio where the crowd totally thought that president obama was going somewhere that he was not actually going. they started to audibly react as if he was talking about something that they pretty clearly really wanted him to talk about. but he was not going where they thought he was. listen. >> now, there was one person that governor romney's convention last week who wasn't entirely on script. no, no. >> no, no. the crowd is sort of half booing and half starting to applaud in a little excitement that president obama is about to talk about the off-script guy from last week, right? he's going to talk about this clint eastwood thing fro
MSNBC
Sep 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
detroit go bankrupt. we weren't going to let detroit go bankrupt or lordstown go bankrupt or toledo go bankrupt. i stood with american workers. i stood with american manufacturing. i believed in you. i bet on you. i'll make that bet any day of the week. and because of that bet three years later that bet is paying off for america. >> the president bet on america time and time again. and because of that, we're better off. case closed. joining me now is chairwoman of the democratic national committee, congresswoman debbie wasserman shultz. thanks for joining me tonight. >> thank you. great to be with you again. >> what does the president need to do this week? >> what we're doing this week unlike the invitation only corporate infused back room deal smoke filled room affair that we had in my home state last week put on by the republicans, here this week in charlotte we opened the week with a community festival. celebrating the carolinas and invited the public to participate in what would be the most inclusive community oriented nominating convention for a presidential candidate in histor
MSNBC
Sep 5, 2012 1:00pm EDT
positions on the auto industry, mitt romney, let detroit go bankrupt. the president, not on my watch. those are clear differences. mitt romney on his position on tax cuts for the most fortunate. the president, we got to make sure kids can afford to go to college. clear differences on policy. and i do believe and what i tried to say last night and this is true for the campaign going forward, there is going to be an unforeseen crisis, challenge or conflict that we can't see, it's going to come to the white house, it's going to land on that white house desk like a thud. whose values and whose judgment do you want and leadership in that oval office at that desk at that moment in time? a person who said to detroit and was wrong, not just said, if we followed his path, we would have lost a million manufacturing jobs in this country. if we had followed his path on housing, where he said just let it hit bottom, we would be wrong. lot of people are refinancing today because of the decisions the president made so they can hold on to their home. i think at every place, you have a clear distinct
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 5:30am EDT
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MSNBC
Sep 18, 2012 3:00am EDT
after all the votes are counted, even the dead votes of democrats in chicago, detroit and cleveland, i predict that we will win. that this national nightmare will be over. >> let's turn to barry lynn, executive director of americans united for separation of church and state, who obviously was at that conference as an observer, not a participant, i might add. what does this tell us about the republican ticket that they proudly embrace this kind of talk? >> they are absolutely desperate. there's no question that what they need now is to convince evangelical christians that even if mitt romney isn't really a christian, he's christian enough to vote for over president obama. i wrote in "the washington post" last winter when push comes to shove, this election is going to come down not just to the economy, but to religion. what we heard was speaker after speaker and workshop after workshop is how do we bring these hot button social issues, put them front and center so the core conservative voters will know who to vote for. they are desperate. >> is it true they help clinics to explain to
MSNBC
Sep 13, 2012 10:00am EDT
afternoon. detroit, chicago also getting in on some of that activity. dallas, as well. quiet from seattle down to phoenix. welcome aboard! [ chuckles ] ♪ [ honk! ] ♪ [ honk! ] ♪ [ honk! ] ♪ [ male announcer ] now you'll know when to stop. [ honk! ] the all-new nissan altima with easy fill tire alert. [ honk! ] it's our most innovative altima ever. nissan. innovation that excites. ♪ nissan. innovation that excites. music: "make someone happy" music: "make someone happy" ♪it's so important to make someone happy.♪ it's so important to make someone happy.♪ ♪make just one heart to heart you - you sing to♪ ♪one smile that cheers you ♪one face that lights when it nears you.♪ ♪and you will be happy too. >>> i'm thomas roberts. breaking news tops the agenda. turmoil spreading in the middle east. just last hour, new video just in, fresh protesting in yemen. moments ago, hillary clinton came out denouncing the video that touched off a lot of outrage. >> let me state very clearly, and i hope it is obvious, that the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with
MSNBC
Sep 17, 2012 6:00pm EDT
of chicago, detroit, and cleveland i predict that we will win. >> now, also with an interview with tpm, there was this comment. he doubled down bauer. the quote is, voter fraud is rampant in urban areas. i'm raising this to you, because you did the study. from your study and studies that you have also looked over and reviewed -- >> yep. >> have you found rampant voter fraud and is there any scientific data to support that the people voting for the president are people that are dependent on a check in the mail from the government and any of these other class and race-based accusations? >> absolutely not, reverend. those kinds of statements are not in keeping with american values. you know, in america, voting is a fundamental right. it is not a privilege. when you're at the ballot box, whether you are rich or poor or whether you are young or old or whether you are a democrat or a republican, you are ee fall at the ballot box and it is so important when we hear that kind of rhetoric, everyone out there goes and registers to vote. there are 50 days left before this election. every elig
MSNBC
Sep 24, 2012 6:00am EDT
chicago to detroit to buffalo. this is the first time this season i've used this map. the windchill map. we actually have windchills in the lower to mid-30s in a few spots. look at detroit. 34 is your windchill this morning. if you're out at the bus stop, the kids this morning, maybe even hat gloves. can you believe that? the forecast for your monday, it's going to be a nice afternoon. the sun will warm us out. we won't have a lot of wet weather. for traveling around the country, no problems whatsoever. there's some of that heat i was talking about. dallas today, 96. you'd love a little cool shot of air. it doesn't look like any is headed your way. you're going to be 90 through the weekend. more updates to come and a look at the tropics. you're watching "morning joe." the sun's coming up slowly. beautiful day under way in new york city. you're watching "morning joe" brewed by starbucks. [ male announcer ] when a major hospital wanted to provide better employee benefits while balancing the company's bottom line, their very first word was... [ to the tune of "lullaby and good night" ]
MSNBC
Sep 20, 2012 12:00am EDT
says, "i'm not romney." lynchberg, virginia, "video fallout proves taxing for romney." detroit, michigan, "romney's 47% remark: will it sink his campaign?" andrew kaszynski at buzz feed has been doing these roundups of swing state newspaper's front-page headlines. so it's a great way to get a snapshot of how things covered in the national press are actually translating on the ground, where the voters who will decide this election will actually be reading about it in their local paper. and the romney campaign's media problem becoming a national problem, a coast to coast nationwide problem is evident now not just in newspaper lines like you just saw across the country, but also in the polling. every day now, we're getting new waves of polling data from the nine or so states that make up the swing state map for the election. these are the latest numbers as of today. in new hampshire, mr. romney currently holding a three-point lead. that is a rasmussen poll. in virginia, it's president obama up by seven. in florida, it's president obama up by five. in colorado, it's president obama
MSNBC
Sep 3, 2012 2:00pm EDT
service rented it for vice president joe biden's visit to detroit. the van was stolen from a hotel parking lot and found today. >>> what did the president think of clint eastwood's invisible obama in a chair at the rnc? today, mr. obama called himself a huge eastwood fan and said of being president, "if you're easily offended, you should probably choose another occupation." the response to the eastwood speech ended up being the most popular tweet of the rnc. the tweet showed the president, of course, sitting in the oval office with the caption "this seat's taken." >>> and there you go. the white house has released the recipe for its home-brewed beer. the ingredients for the ale include hops and chocolate malt. okay. >>> and paul ryan now says he did not run a marathon in less than three hours of the surprise. in an interview last week, ryan said he ran a "two hour and 50-something marathon." but ryan actually ran the marathon in four hours and one minute. ryan responded, "the race was more than 20 years ago." also, sarah palin has ryan beat by seconds. she once ran a marathon in th
MSNBC
Sep 6, 2012 5:00pm EDT
people at a campaign rally in detroit this week. let's watch him. >> romney and ryan don't seem to think so much of y'all, of you guys. they view you, the working men and women of america, as the problem. we view you and know you to be the solution in america. look, folks, we know who built this country, and we know who's going to rebuild it. it's you. and instead of vilifying you, we should be thanking you. we owe you. >> let's talk about a group that i'm very familiar with, senator -- and, howard, you know i am. they're called reagan democrats. >> you bet. >> they decide every frickin' election. they tend to be conservative catholics. they're notre dame subway alumni. that's who they are. some didn't go to a great college. they make up their mind in october. they are the october surprise. biden is raw at getting at least half of them to vote democrat. >> the very people that mitt romney is trying to win away from barack obama, the greatest antidote to that is joe biden because he talks to them. joe biden's greatest effect is not going to be here in charlotte. it's going to be in
MSNBC
Sep 7, 2012 11:00am EDT
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MSNBC
Sep 22, 2012 2:00pm EDT
this one we found from the detroit free press, romney's sparse campaign schedule worries some republicans. it does seem like odd timing for such a gap. what's happening here? >> every candidate is unique and every campaign is different. one thing governor romney realizes with the polling so tight, almost even in most polls, he's looking at this race as potentially similar to 1980 when the polls going into that very first debate less than two weeks away were tight as well between ronald reagan and jimmy carter. i think he's taking the time to do the briefing he needs to knock it out of the park in that first debate because it will be an incredibly important moment in that election. >> you believe in addition to fund-raising he has been spe spending a significant amount of time on debate prep. >> i do. every candidate and campaign is different. i worked on the presidential campaign of george w. bush. one of his preference was to be home every night to see his wife and kids and sleep in his own bed. some people criticized him and said he should be stringing out battleground state
MSNBC
Sep 12, 2012 7:00pm EDT
industry is everything there. you're talking not just detroit but what percentage owe their success to the american auto industry? >> $850,0850,000 jobs are conne directly or indirectly with autos. it's not just the plant that makes the chef chevies in youngs town but it's the machinists that fix cars and the people who drive the trucks that move the car parts or trucks around. it's a zillion car parts manufacturers and the chevy, much of is it made in ohio, from the transmission to the windows to the steel. it's kwleer when we fought for the auto rescue, that was all about jobs in ohio and that's really governor romney and my opponent's problem. they don't though how to back off that. >> the guy up against you, mandela, he was against the auto rescue, right? >> well, he called me unamerican for supporting it so i guess you would come to that conclusion, yeah. >> i think you're going to like this ad, senator. trying to portray romney successfully as a businessman that cares more about the bottom line than the average men or women out there working. let's look at this ad. >> out of the
MSNBC
Sep 3, 2012 1:00pm EDT
than there was four years ago? >> vice president biden just now in detroit. >> folks, let me make something clear and say it to the press. america is better off today than they left us when they left. you want to know whether we're better off? i got a little bumper sticker for you. osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive. osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive. >> republicans have already started their counter offensive. >> 23 million people are out of work or stopped looking for work or underemployed. if you have a coach that's 0-23 million, you say it's time to get a new coach. >> paul ryan is shadowing the democrats here in north carolina, campaigning this hour across the state in greenville, where he will be speaking moments from now. >>> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in charlotte. obviously these crowds are here for the democratic national convention. the big headline greeting them today is at dnc begins, romney gains. a new poll today shows that romney is now up by four, outside the margin of error, in a state the president won barely four years
MSNBC
Sep 6, 2012 7:00pm EDT
an opponent who wanted to let detroit go bankrupt, this president saved the auto industry and now it's coming back strong. he not only demonstrated the courage to oppose the war in iraq, as president, he showed the determination to bring our troops back home. barack obama is the kind of leader my father wrote about in "profiles in courage." he didn't just do what's easy, he does what's hard. he does what's right. my father couldn't run for a second term. it was left to his brothers, our family, and the generation they inspired to fight for the america he believed in. now it's up to a new generation, our children's generation, to carry america forward. so let me say to the young, and the young at heart, barack obama is only president because you worked for him, because you believed in him, because you convinced your parents to vote for him. young people have always led america towards a brighter future. it happened in 1960, it happened in 2008, and if you show the same spirit in this election as you did in the last, i know that we'll make history again on november 6th. thank you. >
MSNBC
Sep 5, 2012 7:00pm EDT
all know this. he said let detroit go bankrupt. in strong -- in strong contrast, president obama took action, putting together a rescue team, demanding real change and real sacrifice from everyone involved, from management, from labor -- >> bob king, the head of the uaw speaking there. a hard pitch from the democrats here on the auto bailout, this is the president of the union, heard from an autoworker. this is an issue you have covered so intensively. are they doing the politics right? >> they are. this is an issue where the republicans were clearly on the wrong side of history. it wasn't just the president write agcheck and saying we're going to do this. mr. king just referred to a rescue team. what president obama did after much thought and consideration and consternation put together a team headed up by ron bloom who had a lot of work in dealing with troubled steel factories and he wanted to get it right. as soon as these guys from detroit showed up in their jets in washington, it was a big story. he said don't do that again. come back in your own cars and come back with a pl
MSNBC
Sep 1, 2012 8:00am EDT
the bootstraps" story. take a look. >> i grew up in detroit in love with cars and wanted to be a car guy like my dad, but by the time i was out of school i realized that i had to go out on my own, that if i stayed around michigan in the same business i'd never really know if i was getting a break because of my dad. i wanted to go someplace new and prove myself. >> "out on my own" is a great line. the place he went to that wasn't mentioned in the speech was harvard university where he went to get a law degree -- by the way, we went to get a law degree and mba. >> striking out. >> when they -- >> exactly. it's like a frontieresman. >> what he meant is his parents were not in the dorm. >> that's right. but then -- so that i think was the relatable part of it. then the next part of the speech in terms of talking to oba voters, i thought this was the most effective line in the whole speech and this is him talking about your -- your, again, like thinking of speaking to precisely the obama -- your regrets or your disagreement with the president. take a look. >> hope and change had a pow
MSNBC
Sep 8, 2012 8:00am EDT
. take a look. >> i've met workers in detroit and toledo who felt they would never build another american car and today they can't build them fast enough because we reinve reinvented a dialing industry that's back on top of the world. i've worked with business leaders who are bringing jobs back to america not because our workers make less pay, because we make better products and work harder and smarter than anyone else. >> and that was the president talking about the auto rescue joe biden talked about it. he said there are two policies you should judge the record on. ordering the raid on osama bin lad about is compound and the gm. i want to bring in jerry bernstein, one of the people sitting in the room during much of the deliberations over how to deal with the economic crisis right after we take this break. . boring. boring. [ jack ] after lauren broke up with me, i went to the citi private pass page and decided to be...not boring. that's how i met marilyn... giada... really good. yes! [ jack ] ...and alicia. ♪ this girl is on fire [ male announcer ] use any citi card to get t
MSNBC
Sep 19, 2012 6:00am EDT
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Sep 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
detroit. >> that's true. >> think about that. >> you know what i'm going to call that? moneyball. i just thought of that. you like that? >> might be a book there. >> i don't know. >> this is great. get to it. >> so mlb.com. great operation. you talk about it all the time. >> bob bowman, genius. genius. >> puts on a good show over at mlb. they've got this thing where they're letting people like me, dopes like me, come in and call games for their favorite team. so they gave my dad and i the privilege in june of calling a few innings of the yankees/braves game. it was a june afternoon where it was literally 100 degrees without the humidity. and they let us sit there and sort of tell stories and half pay attention to the game. i was a big yankee fan growing up. dave winfield, my favorite player. here's a little bit of what you can see today if you go to mlb.com. >> hello, everybody. we're out here at yankees stadium where it's a beautiful day for a game. >> is it? >> 135 on the field. with 98% humidity. >> we go on vacation to wherever we go, cape cod for a week. and over the course of
MSNBC
Aug 31, 2012 8:00pm EDT
detroit continues to adopt and evolve and address the change in consumer tastes and attitudes. and i think that they're adapting well. that was seven months before president obama took the oath of office. the wheels were in motion. the wheels of bankruptcy were already in motion for the entire automobile industry, and there were no takers. general motors had cut 71,000 jobs since 2008. general motors had lost more than $54 billion since 2005. now, on november 18th, just several months after that quote from dana perino, mitt romney wrote infamously in the detroit free press, let detroit go bankrupt. in other words, let them die. the engine, one of the biggest engines of the united states economy was told, you're on your own. get out of here. the republicans still can't decide what they want to this day. ryan actually wanted the president to micromanage a plant that closed before he took office. at the same time, romney and other republicans wanted to liquidate the entire industry. >> it could have gone back more effectively and sooner had they taken the advice of mitt romney earlier o
MSNBC
Sep 4, 2012 3:00am EDT
we should do? let detroit go bankrupt. what did mitt romney and paul ryan propose with respect to social security a number of years ago? let's privatize it. well, you just cited the statistics about the collapse in the retirement system. the american people lost about a third of their savings. if we listened to mitt romney and paul ryan on social security, people would have had nothing. so it's not only that the president had an economy in freefall, stopped it and turned the corner. it's that if we listened to the other guys, we would be in a world of hurt. >> what diz the congressman say to people who may not be better off today? the numbers are 23 million americans out of work. it has been high unemployment, although it has come down since president obama has taken office. we're headed in the right direction, but what do you communicate to people who may not be better off today? >> the president has made clear, even though we made progress from where we were, we still have a long way to go. and the president proposed another round of a jobs bill. he submitted that to congress ab
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 11:00pm EDT
whhetedem critical time. >> when my opponent said we should just let detroit go bankrupt, that would have meant walking away from an iustry that supportone in eight ohio bs. it supports businesses in 82 of 88 ohio counties. so when he said that, i said, no, i'm going to bet on america. i'm betting on american workers. >> ohio's 7.2% unemployment rate is dectllink to e au uee . romney's campaign will live to regret "let detroit go bankrupt," that editorial, that of courshe penned in detroit newspaper. according to cnn, a longtime gop strategist called obama's adntage on t aobilloan ckthanor romney campaign. you can fill in the blanks for yourself. i think you know what he said. romney is also still struggling to undo the damage done by ads highlighting his record at bain capital. csodhewaincampaign and ser ohio with ads, pushing romney's anti-working man image. one particular ad was especially damaging. >> out of the blue one day, we were told toui a 30-foot stage, gathered the guys, and we built that 30-foot stage, not knowing what it was for. just days later, all three shifts were told t
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 11:00am EDT
the pundit said not to. they said let detroit go bankrupt. mitt romney went to detroit. manufacturing is the backbone in commities acro ohio th gavn manufacturing jobs. more than 50,000 manufacturing jobs have been created across ohio during that administration. more than 500,000 across the country. i think that ohio in many ways is a microcosm of the challenges that the nion facrd t str y how we' beguto overcome them. >> meanwhile as you make those strong distinction points, mitt romney is making case elsewhere in ohio that it can't afford four more years of the president. this isn't on the plane. hopefully you'll b abl tr better. >> do we want four more years where every single year the take home pay goes down? >> no! >> do we want four more years of trillion-dollar defici? >> no. >> so, ben,itt romney has ra $il tredent obama's $2.8 million. the super pacs as inow you're aware has fire power to release. when that happens in conjunction with the debates, do u frn ev ter rhere? >> well, mitt romney has to pre sent a plan. that's what these advertisements won't be able
MSNBC
Sep 24, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the midwest. i went to school in the midwest. i worked in detroit most of the early part of my adult life. remember, this is the mitt romney who said the automatic industry just go bankrupt. when you look outside of detroit, of course, michigan but ohio depends on those jobs. as a matter of fact, throughout the midwest, most of the jobs, whether it's the automotive industry or not directly, there are indirect jobs related. glass, plastic, rubber, you name it. textiles, so that does not surprise me. because i think what white, working class, particularly men, understand, i would rather have a black friend in the white house than a whiten me and i've raised that question with unions i've spoke to. you've got to ask yourself that question. you my understand. labor has a friend. working people have a friend in the white house. they do not have a friend with mitt romney. >> well, patricia, staying on that for a minute, also in the area of health care, something that i think people are getting beyond a racial divide because we all are concerned about our health and insurance. now, in the "
MSNBC
Sep 4, 2012 5:00am EDT
. what was mitt romney saying we should do? let detroit go bankrupt what did mitt romney and paul ryan propose with respect to social security a number of years ago? let's privatize it. you just cited the statistics about the collapse in the retirement system. the american people lost about a third of their savings, if we listened to mitt romney and paul ryan on social security, people would have had nothing. >> each night, veteran talk host, ed schultz, tackles the issues that matter most to americans. don't miss it at 8:00 p.m. eastern on msnbc. >>> well elsewhere according to the latest gallup poll, republican presidential candidate mitt romney's acceptance speech at the gop convention in tampa last week scored a record low with americans. only 38% of americans surveyed rated romney's speech as excellent or good, the lowest rating of any of the eight speeches gallup has tested since bob dole's gop acceptance speech in 1996. 16% rated the romney address as poor or terrible. >>> it has been a week since isaac slammed into the gulf coast and still, tens of thousands of people are in th
MSNBC
Sep 20, 2012 5:30am EDT
through the eastern great lakes. heavier pockets of rain approaching the detroit area. it's not going to last long. most of the activity up in canada. sunshine across most of the country here in the northeast. another crystal clear day. it has that dry fall-like feel as fall gets kicked off on saturday. it's hard to believe. we are looking at chilly temperatures. northern new england had frost and freeze advisories. not much of a rebound near boston. 62 degrees. near washington, d.c., still seasonable. temperatures in the mid-70s. for the rest of the country, we are going to see temperatures staying mostly in the 70s across a good portion of the area exception the northern tooer of the united states stuck in the 60s today and tomorrow as we head into friday, the final day of the week. >> thanks so much. >>> tuesday night, the orioles outlasted the mariners. it lasted 18 innings. one night later, more extra innings. bottom of the ninth, tied at one. mariners trying to get something going. getting rob franklin. gutierrez. base hit. they go to extra innings. top of the 11th, same score. ada
MSNBC
Sep 12, 2012 5:00am EDT
in the east. the tigers made up a game on the white sox. cabrera smashed a home run. detroit won, 5-3, they trail chicago. the mets wore first responder nypd hats during batting practice. this team belonged to the team in red, white and blue. the gnats won after a 5-3 victory. if you build it, they will come. that's what seattle is hoping. they plan to build an arena to house an nhl team. soccer head coach guaranteed a winning team usa deliver in a game to make or break the world cup. they beat jamaica, 1-0. hercules gomez made the goal. the next qualifier, october 12th. >>> finally, a serious case of bieber fever. they offered the pop star a one-year contract. bieber is canadian, so he's got to be good at hockey. bieber on ice could be the best hockey you see all winter. that's your first look at sports, i'm fred roggin. >>> now for a look at the weather, here is todd santos with the weather channel forecast. good morning, again. >> better him than myself on ice. hey, you know, i mentioned temperature. big differences for especially the eastern half of the country. a couple degrees
MSNBC
Sep 20, 2012 5:00am EDT
, michigan and the detroit area as well. we will see, i'd say about an inch or so of rain from the thunderstorms and the showers and storms continue across florida. as we go into tomorrow, this front loses a lot of steam. it shouldn't bring the northeast a lot of rain as we go into your friday. veronica? >> housing sparks. mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the richest of them all? your "first look" at business headlines is straight ahead. >>> coming up, history chases and a fond farewell for one american coach. you are watching "first look" on msnbc. now, that's what i call a test drive. silverado! the most dependable, longest lasting, full-size pickups on the road. so, what do you think? [ engine revs ] i'll take it. [ male announcer ] it's chevy truck month. now during chevy truck month, get 0% apr financing for 60 months or trade up to get the 2012 chevy silverado all-star edition with a total value of $8,000. hurry in before they're all gone! yeah. then how'd i get this... [ voice of dennis ] ...safe driving bonus check? every six months without an accident, allstate sends a c
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 5:30am EDT
. what a weekend it's going to be from chicago to detroit. st. louis to kansas city. enjoy that. the ryder cup taking place there in illinois. beautiful weekend. weekend weather. to southeast, that is the problem. i think boston, you may deal with showers on and off saturday and sunday along with coastal portions of new england. but the rest of the mid-atlantic should be just fine from new york to d.c. to philadelphia. and then by sunday, the heavy rain exits texas. the only problems areas is new orleans. you could deal with heavy rainfall. the bottom line for the weekend, doesn't look like anything is going to be a complete washout with the exception of texas and louisiana. >> if the yankees don't make the playoffs. that will be the ultimate washout. >> you're still doing all right. >> who's we? i'm an angels fan. >> you're not allowed. that's willy's rule. you have to be a yankee fan. >> willy's not here. >> that's true. >> and that was not an accidental transition because it is time for sports now. and we start in the league of professional referees. also known now as the nfl beca
MSNBC
Sep 12, 2012 5:00pm EDT
detroit, ohio. what percentage of your workers, men and women, owe their jobs directly or indirectly to the success of the american auto industry? >> the center for automotive research in detroit said 850,000 jobs in a state of 11 million people, ohio, 850,000 jobs are connected directly or indirectly with autos. it's not just the plant that makes the chevy cruise in youngstown or the plant that assembles the jeep wrangler in liberty, in toledo, it's the supply chain, the auto dealers, the machinists and people that fix cars, the people that drive the trucks that move the car parts and the cars around. it's a zillion car parts manufacturers. the chevy cruise, for example, much is made in ohio from the glass -- or from the transmission to the wheels to the steel. one thing after another. it's clear that when we fought for the auto rescue, that that was all about jobs in ohio. that's really governor romney and my opponent's problem is they oppose the auto rescue. they don't quite know how to back off that. >> well, where is -- the guy up against you, mandel, he was against t
MSNBC
Sep 23, 2012 7:30am EDT
stories have taken us around the country to detroit and portland, oregon, but this year we didn't have to go any further than boston. there we found a unique program, a venture accelerator run by college students. the organization has the right idea when it comes to educating entrepreneurs and i'm getting them some funding to grow their companies. ♪ 22 small business owners -- >> our product will be the first organic low calorie ready to drink cocktails on the market. >> each making a pitch. >> looking for 2$250 had you,00. >> the most amazing thing. >> we have's done a lot with a little >> some of these pictures aren't even out of college yet. >> the marketing is essential. >> that pitch-a-thon is part of a business accelerator developing new entrepreneurs at northeastern university in boston. >> even though it's a little nerve-racking to get up in front of all those people it's also real exciting and every little step is bringing me closer to my goal of launching this product. >> idea was born almost three years ago and from the beginning the emphasis was on empowering students. >>
MSNBC
Sep 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
but we're climbing. >> how hard is it? four years ago it was possible that not only detroit was going to be shut down bus michigan, ohio, the midwest. we saved general motors, and we saved the industry and the midwest. four years ago? questionable whether you can go to the atm and get cash out of the machine. the economy was in free fall. et cetera, et cetera. you know what? we shored it up. we made tough choices, and because of it -- four years ago. you know -- pre-existing conditions, et cetera, etiquette ra. it's not that hard. >> you're the mystery speaker. >> there you go. >> please, don't bring a chair with you. >> can i bring a chair? i want to practice. >> oh, god. no. it's just wrong. sit down, please. >> mr. romney -- ah -- anyway -- i think it would be good. just saying. >> i think it would be. you would make a very effective argument because there were very effective arguments to be made i. disagree with -- >> do you want to go back to the bush poellicies, you'll get tha >> the worst at -- doing this -- the president. the president is the worst at saying, this is where we
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 3:00am EDT
romney said, let detroit go bankrupt. he said, federal money could kill the automobile industry. but the cash injection did what? the absolute opposite. automakers got special financing from the taxpayers. and, of course, michigan's unemployment level hit its lowest point in three years. general motors is reporting profits again. now, mitt romney wants to set the record straight. he says he actually wanted to rebuild the autobile industry ybromney can explain his stance on the automobile industry for voters in michigan and ohio during the debate. where he is trailing. here's the second thing that mitt romney wants to clear up for all of us out there. >> he says i'm in favor of lowering taxes on wealthy people. no, i'm not. i'm not going to reduce the taxes on theealthy at all. in fact, i want to lower taxes on middle income people. he says i want to raise them on middle income people. ry?ply cu. it will be interest to watch romney set the president straight on his tax cut plan. we spent time on "the ed show" trying to figure out how he'll balance the budget without raising taxes
MSNBC
Sep 20, 2012 6:00am EDT
through flint, michigan. it is going to spread into the detroit area, but most of the activity well to our north up into canada. the rest of the country, we are going to see lots of sunshine. temperatures today should be a little fall-like. we'll top out around 62 degrees in boston, but 76 down in washington, d.c. philadelphia, 76 degrees with lots of sunshine as well. then as we go into your friday, temps still staying? the 70s. and the rest of the country, it is dry and cooler. up in minneapolis, highs today only topping out around 66. kansas city should be closer to about 80 degrees. so things looking quiet through the rest of this week. you're watching "morning joe" brewed by starbucks. ♪ ♪ [ multiple sounds making melodic tune ] ♪ [ male announcer ] at northrop grumman, every innovation, every solution, comes together for a single purpose -- to make the world a safer place. that's the value of performance. northrop grumman. [ female announcer ] new roc® retinol correxion max. the power of roc® retinol is intensified with a serum. it's proven to be 4x better at smoothing li
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Sep 4, 2012 9:00am EDT
. then you explain. >> by the afternoon in detroit, vice president biden -- well, he was a defiant man when it came to answering this question. very an mafted. specifically calls out reporters to make sure they heard his answer to the question. >> folk, let me make something clear. say it to the press. america is better off today than they left us. you want to know whether we're better off, i got a little bumper sticker for you. osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive! >> by the way, i want you to hear something there, then they left us. crowd starting to pick up here. us versus them. us versus them. another theme of this convention. what does the president himself believe? he answered one version of the better off question in an interview with a colorado station that aired yesterday. take a listen. >> as you inherited a bad situation, 3 1/2 years to fix it. what grade would you give yourself so far for doing that? >> you know, i would say incomplete, but i would say is, the steps that we've taken in saving the auto industry, in making sure that college is more affordable,
MSNBC
Sep 19, 2012 6:00pm EDT
from the tax code but hasn't been specific, a lot of those deduction and cred detroit there to help working families and lower income people. so again, we really don't know and that's why he has opened himself up to a lot of criticism that his plan would end up cutting taxes on the wealthy and increasing them on middle and lower income households. >> erin, you covered the campaign in the spring and summer and romney and ryan said they closed loopholes in the tax code. annie just mentioned tax code but they just won't tell us which ones. take a listen. >> give me an example of a loophole that you will close. >> well, i can tell that you people at the high end, high-income taxpayers are going to have fewer deductions and exemptions. >> don't viewers have a right to know which loopholes you're going to go after? >> so mitt romney and i, based on our experience, think the best way to do this is to show the framework, show the outlines of these plans and work with congress to do this. >> tax loophole also is there a reason you guys respect naming specific tax loopholes? >> yes, because w
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